The report of a single vehicle accident was received at the Rush County dispatch center shortly after 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Rush County deputy Terry Drake was in the vicinity of the 2000 block of South SR 3, when the call was dispatched and was the first to arrive the scene.
According to the deputy, 20-year-old Rushville resident Cory Bostic was traveling southbound when he took his eyes off the roadway and left the state road.
“The driver said he was reaching for a cell phone at the time of the accident. He is a very lucky individual,” Drake said.
After leaving the road, Bostic’s 2009 Toyota rolled two times before coming to a rest.
“Although the air bags did not deploy, the driver was wearing his seat belt and shoulder strap. That alone kept him in the vehicle. He had his window down and if he had not been properly restrained, there is a good chance he would have been ejected from the vehicle,” the deputy said.
When responders arrived they found that Bostic had exited the vehicle and was walking around. After being treated at the scene for what was described as a head injury, Bostic was transferred to Rush Memorial Hospital. The full extent of his injuries was unknown at press time Thursday.
Responding to the accident were units from the Rushville Police Department, RCSD, Rushville Township volunteer Fire Department, RMH Ambulance and Davis Towing.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.